Lilly, age 7 was a lively girl, usually found doing gymnastics. In August 2020 she began to have difficulty swallowing and keeping her balance. An MRI scan revealed a devastating diagnosis of DIPG, the most aggressive and terminal childhood brain tumour.
Lilly needed complex medical care, however her family put their focus on keeping Lilly comfortable at home. They also ensured Lilly’s short live was full of fun times and Lilly celebrated her last birthday in February 2021.
Lilly passed away on 4th March 2021 surrounded by love.
Lilly, Six months after diagnosis
Losing a sibling stays with you forever
A gift of just £10 could help give support to a family who are struggling with a new diagnosis
A gift of £25 per month could pay for a days pioneering research into rare brain tumours
A gift of £50 could fund research into devastating brain tumours in a clinical trial
DIPG brain tumours are currently an incurable and devastating cancer.
DIPG robs a child of their hearing, sight, movement, the ability to swallow and eventually their breathing.
It’s only with your help that research into this devastating cancer is possible.
Joss Searchlight are funding vital research into the most life-threatening brain tumours. Please be part of our journey.
Along with providing financial grants to help families struggling with the expenses of having a child with cancer we also provide life changing support.
Support Workers who advise, visit and support families with compassion are an essential part of Joss Searchlight.
Family support is in our DNA, as the founding trustees know what an important part compassionate support played in helping them during their son’s illness and after his sad death.
We can’t fund research and we can’t support families without you.
FINDING A CURE
At Joss Searchlight we totally depend on donations. Donations enable us to fund vital brain tumour research, to find a cure for some of the rarest brain tumours, to campaign for better treatments and support families on their cancer journey when they need it most.
Research organisations need funding stability, they need to know that they have enough money coming in every month to allow them to do their incredibly important work. We need to pledge a certain amount of funding every year to make sure they’re able to do everything they can to find cures and treatment programmes for some of the hardest-to-treat brain tumours.
Children should enjoy their childhood
Not spend their lives fighting cancer
Help us find a cure for rare brain tumours. Give your support today